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Anatomy Jam w/Sam Booker

Next Jam date TBA

Investment $30

Come and geek-out about anatomy and movement with us in a casual, collegial, student-driven environment! This session we will be focusing on the neck and shoulders. We may start the session with a brief review of the region (or not if the crowd doesn’t feel it’s necessary), and the rest will be based on the questions and queries you bring in about that region as it relates to your personal or teaching practice. 90 minutes of chatting about anatomy and movement: Is there anything you’d rather do on Thursday afternoon? We didn’t think so.

This class is open to Pilates, Yoga and Movement Teachers, and those interested in learning more about anatomy in terms of movement & rehabilitative context. 


Much Ado about Pain w/Dominique Bulgin & Mark Archer

Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 12:15pm - 3:15pm       Cost : $125

Beyond Mechanics - The Case of the Man with No Legs

Telling the story of ‘the man with no legs’, this lecture will weave interdisciplinary theory with real life case study material. Exploring basic pain science, assessment techniques and intervention strategies, it promotes an embodied and holistic approach to Pilates and suggests how the technique can go far beyond mechanics to illuminate our lived experience.

The lecture will cover:

  • A brief history of pain
  • Introduction to basic pain science: nocioception, sensitization and neuropathic pain. Neuromatrix & Predictive Processing
  • Bio-psycho-social assessment : Screening red & yellow flags and Identifying DIMS & SIMS
  • Multimodal approaches to treatment - Perspectives from physiotherapy and movement psychotherapy : Pacing - Tolerance & Capacity, Proprioception - Skin and Identity & the Autobiographical Body
  • Relevance to Pilates/Movement environment and creating a culture of 'listening

Heart of Teaching Module w/Shawna Turner

Date : TBA

Investment : $100